Amazon drones to use safety shroud
Tuesday June 20 2017
Amazons latest development for its drone delivery plans is a virtual safety shroud to prevent it hitting children or pets
News of the detect-and-avoid system filtered out after it was described in a patent application which lists VP of Amazon Prime Air Gur Kimchi as an inventor.
The patent application described how the system works as the following:
“When an approaching object is detected by an object detection component, a safety profile may be executed to reduce or avoid any potential harm to the object and/or the aerial vehicle. For example, if the object is detected entering a safety perimeter of the aerial vehicle, the rotation of a propeller closest to the object may be stopped to avoid harming the object and rotations of remaining propellers may be modified to maintain control and flight of the aerial vehicle.”